Nolito hits out at false stories about his injury during transfer window

first_img “I have a contract with Celta Vigo. I’ve been annoyed that so many things which aren’t true have been said,” he told a press conference.   Sport EN CET On his injury, Nolito suggested the worst is now behind him and hinted that he could play a part this weekend – even if it’s only 20 minutes. “If one day I leave Celta, you know that I will be the first to tell you. I’m not in control of anything.” Celta Vigo forward Nolito says he is annoyed at some of the stories which came out during the January transfer window. center_img “People said that I’d injured myself on purpose, that I was simulating the injury, that Celta were punishing me… many things which aren’t true.  The Spain international was regularly linked with a move to Barcelona, but in the end remained in Galicia.  25/02/2016 at 16:33 “Even my mum called me and asked [about them]. I told her I was dedicated to playing football and to training. last_img read more

La Liga want to change ridiculous trophy hand-out time

first_img Upd. at 21:07 Sport EN Last season Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were captured on camera talking about the lack of trophy after beating Malaga on the final day, with the Welshman disbelieving of the situation.  CET La Liga quiere que el campeón reciba el trofeo cuando cante el alirón SPORT have learned through the clubs that among various changes being plotted for next season in La Liga, the trophy will be given to the champions when they win the league. That brings to end the ridiculous wait spell for the champions to be given the trophy in the first home game o the next season. In that way La Liga is catching up to the other major European leagues. Another change is that the calendar will change from being symmetric to asymmetric. That is to say, right now the same pattern of games happens twice, home and away. Next season the second half of the seasoncan be played in a different order. That will stop huge games being scheduled around Champions League clashes and is another step towards modernity. 30/12/2017 IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

No distractions for Dyche as Burnley continue to progress

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche has been linked with every vacancy that has opened up at Premier League clubs this season but the rumours show no signs of affecting him or his team.The announcer at Turf Moor noted the fifth anniversary of Dyche’s arrival at Burnley, before and after Monday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United, encouraging the fans to show appreciation for the man who has overseen two promotions to the top flight.Linked with Crystal Palace during the close season, and with the recent vacancies at Leicester City and Everton, there was perhaps an element of psychology in the club’s efforts to make sure Dyche, 46, was aware of the fans’ feelings towards him.Not that he was too overwhelmed by the tribute.“Is fifth like the new 25th or something?” he said jokingly after the game. “I think respect is earned at all clubs and it has been earned here over a five year period,” he said.Dyche was asked how much further he could take Burnley, a club with a limited budget who are seventh in the table, level on 16 points with Liverpool and just three points behind London giants Chelsea and Arsenal.“We just keep getting on with it and that is my focus and the team’s focus. We take each game as it comes and we keep that clarity of thought,” he said.Asked what he would do if Everton came calling, Dyche said: “I just keep getting on with my job, it is as simple as that”.CLASSIC INGREDIENTSBurnley’s performance was far from fluid or entertaining but it had the classic ingredients of a Dyche inspired victory – solid defending, organised midfield play and hard pressing.“The Premier League is a difficult place to be. You have to get wins however you can,” said Dyche.“When you’re us, you can’t just go out and play fantastic every week, you have to fight for a win, get a set piece for a win, sometimes you have to play really well – you have to do all of those things.”Dyche may be being tipped for bigger things but he insisted that despite his side’s current lofty league position Burnley are still focused primarily on survival.“People talk about this idea of being a recognised Premier League club, we’re not a recognised Premier League club yet, you have to earn that, that takes some doing, it’s not a couple of seasons.“We are earning respect, a side that feels like it can do what the Premier League needs, but there’s still work to be done. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, we’ve made a good start but there’s a long race to go,” he said.last_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece at Basketball World Cup

first_img11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks He will also attend a 3×3 tournament he sponsors. The tournament will be played on three different Athens courts, with the finals on Saturday near his Athens home, where he first played basketball.One of the courts has been decorated by a young Greek street artist with a giant image of a dunking Antetokounmpo and God touching him with his finger in the manner of Michelangelo’s ceiling mural in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.Earlier Friday, during the shoe presentation, Antetokounmpo mused about his journey from Greek-born child of Nigerian immigrants to him and his brothers being the only black kids among 300 students to becoming the first European basketball player to win NBA MVP.He credited his hard work and great support system in his family, girlfriend and agent, as well as his self-belief.“Greek Freak,” he said, is a nickname “that fits me.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, who was named NBA Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19 speaks as he is presenting his new shoe, in Zappeion Hall, Athens, on Friday, June 28, 2019. Antetokounmpo is in Greece to attend a 3×3 baseball tournament which he sponsors. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece — Giannis Antetokounmpo will play for Greece at the basketball World Cup in China, saying on Friday he can play any position.The NBA MVP said he hasn’t “talked to the coach about which position I’ll be playing … the important thing is to play.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “Whether I play the 1 (point guard) or the 5 (center), I don’t care,” Antetokounmpo added. “I’m a basketball player. I want to help the team any way I can.”The World Cup is from Aug. 31-Sept. 15, and Greece is one of 32 qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAntetokounmpo did not play for Greece at the 2017 Eurobasket. His absence led the Greek basketball federation to publicly accuse his Milwaukee Bucks team of staging a knee injury.Antetokounmpo is in Athens to present his Nike signature shoe, which will go on sale in August. Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coaches likely to get 1 challenge per game next NBA season Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Nimba Former Lawmaker, Entrepreneur Laid to Rest

first_imgThe late David W. Queeglay, a former Nimba County lawmaker and well established entrepreneur, was on Saturday July 9 laid to rest in his home Town of Saclapea.Mr. Queeglay died on June 10 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia after a period of illness.The late Queeglay began his political career in 1984 when he served as chairman of Nimba County branch of the National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL).In 1985, he contested for the position of representative in Saclepea Mahn District and won on the ticket of the NDPL. While in the House of Representative, the late Queeglay chaired the Committee on Pension and served in other capacities until the outbreak of the Liberian civil crisis in 1990.Despite the unconditional end to his position as Representative owing to the outbreak of civil war, Mr. Queeglay, under the regime of former President Charles Taylor, served as Statutory District Superintendent for Saclepea Mahn until he was retired in 2014.He earlier served as chairman of the Nimba County Development fund drive prior to his joining the NDPL.Queeglay began his entrepreneurship in the 70s by buying cocoa and coffee, but later joined partnership with Harry Yuan, a prominent son of Nimba County, to establish an agriculture cooperative, then known as Yuanglay Enterprise.The Yuanglay Enterprise grew successfully and became a major link between National Produce Farmers and the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) for many years. It was believed that the Yuanglay Enterprise, from 1978 to 1980, recorded the highest turnover in excess of US$4 million, thereby becoming the largest produce buyers with the LPMC.Zealous with the entrepreneurial spirit, the late Queeglay began a light vehicle transportation business in 1983, then known as “Kids Choice.”The service consisted of about 12 taxi cabs, two pickup trucks and a 32 seater bus which was plying between MacDonald Street and Paynesville on a daily basis, helping to facilitate the transportation needs of youth, low income earners and students.The late Queeglay began his public service as an administrator of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital from 1967 to 1968. He worked for the American Peace Corps and was business manager at the ELWA Hospital from 1969 to 1976.The deceased began his education at the United Liberia Inland Mission in Flompa, Nimba County in 1959. Thereafter, he enrolled at the Booker T. Washington Institute where he graduated with a diploma in Bookkeeping in 1967.He later matriculated to the University of Liberia and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in 1975. Mr. Queeglay also attended the Arthur Grimes School of Law, but did not complete his course of study due to his demanding business engagements.The late Queeglay was born on June 10, 1942, unto the Union of Mr. Paul Queeglay and Mrs. Dorcas Kahn Queeglay in Saclepea, Nimba County. His parents have long since predeceased him. He was the first of eight siblings. He was a member of the United Liberia Inland Church.He leaves to mourn his loss his widows, Eugenia Giah and Cecelia N. Wehyee, 18 children, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.Nimbaians, including Senator Thomas Gruppe, Reps. Worlea Sarwah Dunah and Larry Younquoi, Harry T. Yaun and Jackson Paye, were among those who turned out in their numbers to pay their last respects during Mr. Queeglay’s burial on Saturday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

My future is tied to Wenger’s, says Ozil

first_imgOzil is currently stalling over a new contract, with his existing deal due to expire in a year, and suggested he will not make a decision on his future until he knows what Wenger is doing.“It’s not just important for me, but for the whole club,” Ozil told the Mail on Sunday. “It’s important to know if he stays or if he goes. We need to think towards next season.“He’s very important. In my career I’ve always made decisions not just because of clubs, but managers too.“As a footballer, it’s important to have the manager’s trust and believe they can develop you.“When I went from (Real) Madrid to Arsenal, I came for him because I told him at the time he’d be my first option. That was the case. We still have a super understanding today.“I have his trust, he’s a superb coach. He’s been successful for many years, he’s been here for 20 years and has always managed to get Arsenal to reach the Champions League, making Arsenal a big club.“He deserves to be shown respect.”Wenger is bidding to steer Arsenal into the Champions League for the 20th season in succession.His side trail Manchester City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot, by seven points, but have two games in hand, beginning with Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.Ozil, 28, said his decision on whether or not to extend his contract was not contingent on Champions League qualification.“I haven’t thought about that. The club comes first, not Mesut Ozil or anyone,” he said.“The team have the aim to reach the Champions League and I’ll fight for that. In the summer we have enough time to talk about the future and we’ll do that.”He added: “I’m very happy. I have a connection with the club. I love London, it’s great to live here, but I can’t say today what will happen in the future. In the summer we’ll definitely talk.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mesut Ozil is currently stalling over a new contract at Arsenal, with his existing deal due to expire in a year © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – Mesut Ozil wants Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s future to be cleared up before he commits himself to the club, the Germany playmaker indicated in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.Wenger, Arsenal’s manager for over 20 years, is out of contract at the end of the season and has pledged to make an announcement about his future “very soon”.last_img read more

New school takes name of couple

first_imgThe school, to be built at 22nd Street West and Avenue K-4, will be known as Miller Elementary School, and a plaque will bear the couple’s names, Sundberg said. The school board approved the name Tuesday and also picked names for three other schools: Vista Serena, for a campus planned for 18th Street East and Kettering Street; Discovery, after the space shuttle, for a school near 10th Street East and AvenueH; and Silver Creek, for a school on the west side of Lancaster. Miller was out of town visiting family and was not present at the meeting. He was aware that his name was being considered, Sundberg said. The names were culled from a list of about 80 suggestions that came in during past year from parents and staff. The list was narrowed to eight names, four of which were selected. The other four names are: Arroyo; Butterfield, for the Butterfield stagecoach line that used to run through the Antelope Valley; Freedom; and Heritage. LANCASTER – A future elementary school will be named for John and Jacqueline Miller, a school board member and his wife who together have dedicated about 80 years to the Lancaster School District. The Millers each worked more than 30 years for the district, he as a teacher and principal and she as a teacher. John Miller has been on the board since 1999, and Jacqueline now serves on the board of the Lancaster Education Foundation, a fundraising arm for the district. “Both have been active in the district. We wanted to honor them for their longtime commitment,” Superintendent Howard Sundberg said. “Miller was the most nominated name.” Lancaster has other schools named after people – for example, Nancy Cory, a teacher, and Jack Northrop, an aviation pioneer – but the honor was bestowed after their deaths. “If they are deserving, why should they not ever know about it?” Sundberg said. The Miller school and the campus at 18th Street East and Kettering are slated to start construction within the next year. Construction of both those schools will be paid for with state hardship funding. The district has received hardship planning funding for the other two schools. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIt now costs Donegal families €16,500 a year for full-time childcare for a family of two children, a new study has shown.A creche – pic posed by models.The shocking figures are contained in an extensive report commissioned by the Donegal County Childcare Committee.According to the report, typical full-time childcare costs range from €730 – €1,100 per month, and a two-child family would spend €16,500 annually on full-time childcare. The report, entitled “Supporting Working Families – Releasing a Brake on Economic Growth”, examines potential policy options to address the childcare obstacles that exist as a barrier to employment.With 266,000 households with children under five years of age, the report confirmed that these costs are a barrier to the workforce.One statistic shows that 26% of parents with children at nine months of age indicating that they were prevented from returning to work or training as a result of expensive childcare.These barriers to employment are particularly severe among lower income groups, with 56% from this group indicating that childcare prevented them from looking for a job. Manager of Donegal County Childcare Committee, Avril McMonagle said the report throws light on a growing problem and illustrates the extent to which childcare costs are putting a brake on Ireland’s economic growth, restricting a significant number of parents from returning to work after having children.“With few solutions to this problem proposed until now, this report outlines two policy options for combating this barrier to the workforce, with a particular focus on incentivising the hard hit lower income working families.“Primary research shows that there would be strong interest in such schemes and by facilitating unemployed parents to return to work or remain in employment, these initiatives would see an economic benefit to the taxpayer in the long run.”Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald said she welcomed the economic assessment contained in this report.“This data further contributes to our understanding of the pressures on Irish families but also the very significant economic and societal importance of the early years and childcare sector in Ireland. “I have no doubt that this report will help spark debate and inform policy makers as we consider further development in this important area.”The full report can be downloaded from COSTING €16,500 A YEAR, CLAIMS DONEGAL CHILDCARE COMMITTEE was last modified: December 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:500childcareCostsDonegal County Childcare Committee€16last_img read more

Cops catch burglar with the goods

first_img(818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system After knocking on the front doors of homes, the burglar then would break a window and take cash, jewelry and some electronics. Some items also were recovered from area pawn shops, Hernandez said. Six tables inside the LAPD’s Mission Division were covered with the recovered stolen items Saturday. By midday, most had been reunited with owners who had filed police reports and were able to identify the pieces. SYLMAR – A heap of stolen rings, bracelets and pins went back to their rightful owners Saturday, after officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division arrested an area man on suspicion of burglarizing more than 30 homes in four months. The burglar, who has not been identified because of a pending investigation, stole more than 100 pieces of jewelry and some electronics from homes in the northeast San Fernando Valley from March until August, said LAPD detective Martin Hernandez. “This one lady was so happy because she had been collecting pins for years, and she was able to get them back,” Hernandez said. “This proves that even if you think that the chances of getting items back are slim, you should file a report because you never know what could happen.” Hernandez said the burglar worked with an accomplice, who also has been arrested. The two targeted neighborhoods where there were few cars parked on the streets during daytime hours. last_img read more

Young man with a horn hitting all the right notes

first_imgThe once-reluctant musician now accompanies Watson to high schools, assisting him in workshops and mentoring other talented teens. He played with Watson on a Blue Room gig in Kansas City and on Sept.10 at the Ford Theater in Los Angeles. Acknowledging he’s enjoying play and contact with some of the giants of jazz, Greg said he’s soaking up all the knowledge and experience he can from veteran artists of note. Watson, a major mentor of young talent, also arranged a Monk Institute alumni performance at the White House this past Wednesday. “I wasn’t going to take the White House date because I’d miss the first week of school,” Greg said. “But I’d be a fool to pass up an opportunity to play with these artists at the White House. I’ll have a lot of catching up to do when I return to school.” Master saxophonist Paul Contos, director of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, said Greg is modest about his academic abilities and his musical chops. Greg graduated with honors from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts last June. Greg would have made his third appearance with the MJF all-star teen band if he’d returned to Monterey this year. He also attended the Dave Brubeck Institute 2005 summer program on a MJF scholarship. “He’s talented and focused,” Contos said. “Greg was in the band two years and I would have loved to work with him again, but I realized he faced some scheduling problems and had to make some tough decisions about his priorities. I admire him and I think a few years down the line he will be thrilling audiences worldwide.” Greg will continue concert dates with Watson around his study, practice and clinical performance activities as a freshman at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Greg’s shift from jock to jazz is a ride that isn’t over. Deborah Carnahan, his East Whittier Middle School band teacher, began his musical journey with a classical repertoire. Private trumpet teacher David Betancourt tried to stimulate an interest in jazz, starting with Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man.” Although he liked improvising to it, jazz didn’t turn the adolescent Greg on – until he found a Clifford Brown recording in his dad’s collection. “When I got to hang out with Roy Hargrove, he said, `The reason we play music is because we’re doctors of sound.’ When you play, you want to be able to take people’s minds off whatever troubles they’re experiencing. It’s like healing. “That’s how I want to play,” said Greg. (909) 483-8544160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – When their son Greg, at age 9, managed to learn just one song in an entire year of piano lessons, Yvonne and Herberto “Eddie” Diaz of Whittier concluded he simply wasn’t interested. Eddie Diaz, who is the deputy city attorney in Riverside, and wife Yvonne, a fifth-grade teacher for the Lowell Joint School District in Whittier, insisted Greg learn to play something, believing firmly that music was both educationally valuable and culturally relevant. But Greg had other ideas about what was relevant and cool. “I thought music was for nerds,” Greg sheepishly confessed. “I was playing baseball. Everybody in middle school talked about bandies and called them geeks.” He’d started taking piano lessons at age 7, but he simply refused to practice. Within two years, Greg had abandoned music. But while he focused on sports for the next three years, his parents merely regrouped, continuing to push for him learn an instrument. Finally, to silence his musically insistent parents, Greg reluctantly picked up the starter trumpet his dad had played while attending East Los Angeles’ Garfield High School. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThat’s when Greg’s sense of competition kicked in. “In his first week in the middle school band, he was 13th or 14th chair,” Eddie Diaz recalled, chuckling about a 12-year-old who hadn’t wanted to be in the band in the first place. “Then he came home one day and said he wanted to be first chair. He was always competitive, so he challenged himself. “It was one thing to be a band geek. It’s another to be a band geek and 14th chair,” Eddie said, laughing out loud. The laugh was one of irony, since Greg has become one of the top teen trumpet players in the United States. He was selected – for the third time – to play in the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble that features the best teenage jazz musicians in regular, magnet and arts high schools in the United States. Because of a scheduling conflict, he missed this weekend’s 49th annual Monterey Jazz Festival. But his trumpet talents have caught the ears and heart of acclaimed alto saxophonist Bobby Watson, a veteran musician who served as artistic director for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and helped promote the careers of young players who have become jazz superstars. Watson now balances professional performances with his roles as a mentoring musician with the Thelonious Monk Institute and the University of Missouri/Kansas City’s jazz studies director. last_img